Friday, February 26, 2010

Looking Forward To Spring

The official flower of the United States is



















the rose.

The official Kansas State Flower is














the sunflower.

The official flower of the Arby house is















the orange Nerf dart. 

You find them popping up all over the carpet in every room of the house. That’s because it is not uncommon to walk through a fusillade of dart bullets in the endless dart gun wars that ravage our household each day.


We’ve also discovered that size and power don’t always matter in dart gun wars, because a simple


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

six shooter in dad’s hands is far deadlier than

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

a high powered assault rifle with a large clip in the hands of General Mayhem.

That’s because
















dad knows how to aim!

16 comments:

TheRextras said...

There's no substitute for experience.

Teacher Mommy said...

I'm shocked, SHOCKED I tell you, to see that such violence goes on in Bedlam. Tut tut.

Teacher Mommy said...

(And yes, that counts as snark, Grasshopper.)

CrossView said...

LOL! Old age and treachery win out every time. I see it here often...

Kathleen said...

Of COURSE I shall stop by to comment! I have to say...I think our boys would get along famously. We got one of them the machine dart gun for Christmas. They enjoy aiming it at the cat. Oddly enough, the cat--who thinks she's a dog--does not seem to mind and, in fact, chases after the darts after she dodges them.

Papa Bear said...

A little tip: if you use marshmallow guns, boys will actually clean up after each battle. Boys don't mind eating marshmallows off the floor.

This tip brought to you by Dr. Horrible's Hopeless Household Hints

The_Kid said...

Spring is my favorite time of year. It used to be fall. Must be a function of age.

Oklahoma Granny said...

I was going to leave a comment about marshmallow guns but Papa Bear beat me to it.

TobyBo said...

I feel like I should send a tasteful floral arrangement and a sympathy card.

Arby said...

It wuz nutin' personal. It wuz bizness.

brownie said...

We have GOT to get us some of them!!

What fun. And can you use marshmallows in those same guns???

Arby said...

Nope, only Nerf darts.

Holly said...

I think my son owns every nerf gun there is. We have this going on at our place, too. Tons of fun-especially when it's a bunch of kids & parents, too. lol Holly

Opus #6 said...

LOL! With a house full of boys, I can assure you we own that same assortment of firearms and ammunition.

My boy discovered that removing the suction cups from the darts makes them small enough to load into the magazine of the assault weapon. Fun times.

tsinclair said...

Nothing like boys and guns...

Opus #6 said...

Did your son ever recover from his Dart-induced coma?